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June 5, 2023

ATF Offers Reward in Series of Suspicious Fires


ATF and the Louisiana State Fire Marshal Seek the Public's Help

in Series of Fires in Washington Parish


NEW ORLEANS, LA. - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) New Orleans Field Division in conjunction with the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office (LSFM) today announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information on a series of suspicious fires in Washington Parish during the past several years.


ATF New Orleans is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who are responsible for a series of suspicious fires in Washington Parish.


Over the past several years, a series of suspicious fires have been identified at seven (7) residential and church structures located in Washington Parish, specifically near Pine, Louisiana. There are no reported fatalities or injuries resulting from these fires.


Special Agents and Certified Fire Investigators (CFI) from the ATF New Orleans Field Division are assisting investigators in processing evidence from all the scenes.


ATF works closely with the State Fire Marshal's Office and local fire departments across Louisiana to determine the origin and cause of fires and collaboratively investigates crimes of arson.


Anyone with any information about these fires should contact ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or the State Fire Marshal's Office at 844-954-1221.


Information can also be sent to ATFTips@atf.gov, through ATF's website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips. Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting www.reportit.com.


ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating fires and crimes of arson.  For more information about ATF and its programs go to www.atf.gov.


November 23, 2016


Property tax notices are normally mailed during the last week of November for that taxable year. For example, property taxes for 2023 become due upon receipt of the notice and become delinquent if not paid by December 31, 2023.


The amount of property tax due is based upon your tax rate and taxable assessment. The tax is calculated by multiplying the taxable assessment by the tax rate. The tax rate is the sum of the individual millage that were approved by voters for such purpose as fire protection, law enforcement, education, and other function of parish government. The Washington Parish Assessor’s Office determines the taxable assessment of property.

If your homestead/mortgage company usually pays your property taxes, please forward the tax notice to them for payment. If not, property taxes may be paid through several other methods:


Method                                                               ADDRESS

Online                                                           http://snstaxpayments.com/washington

Mail                                                               PO Box 544, Franklinton, LA 70438

In Person     (Franklinton)                              1002 Main ST

                        (Bogalusa)                              302 Mississippi AVE


Information concerning payment dates or amounts paid may be obtained online, or by calling 985-839-3434



Questions concerning copies of a notice, redemptions, or other questions regarding property tax collections, please call the Property Tax Division at 985-839-3434

All questions concerning your assessment, changes in your mailing address, or homestead exemption must be directed to the Assessor’s office at 985-839-7815 or visit the Washington Parish Assessor’s office located in the Parish courthouse.

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Phone: 985-839-3434 (24 hours) • Email • 1002 Main Street, P.O. Box 677, Franklinton, Louisiana 70438 Map
302 Mississippi Ave, Bogalusa, Louisiana 70427 • Administrative Office Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM